$1.2m in new TTTT grants for drought-affected communities

Thirty-six projects supporting drought-affected communities in rural and regional areas have won a share of $1.2 million in federal government funding.

They include upgrades to the agricultural hall in Aldersyde, WA; funding for the Gunning Arts Festival in NSW; a theatre, gallery and community hub in Monto, Qld; beehives for Students of the Air in SA’s Port Augusta region; an Outback Way Outdoor Gallery in the NT; and a shade structure for the Pioneer Park Playground in Murrayville, Victoria.

The funding is being provided through the Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program administered by Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

The foundation was set up in 1999 with a $1 million gift from the Sidney Myer Fund and a grant of $10.7 million from the Federal Government. A further $3.8 million was granted as an incentive to raise further capital.

Click here for more information on the TTTT program and the latest round of recipients.